We have all experienced this: We asked someone we trusted for advice only to realise later that it was their experience, fears or wishes that shaped their advice which didn’t work for us. Even worse, we already had a hunch this was not going to work, but we didn’t listen and did it anyway…Read more “How to Better Access your Intuition – Your Own Best Advisor”
Each time I agree to do something that I didn’t really want to do, my body just solves the problem for me: I fall sick to have a legitimate reason to get out of the situation without feeling guilty. It never ceases to amaze me how my body and I are in tune. Nowadays, I try to be smarter and just gracefully decline so I can skip the part of feeling unwell.Read more “The Art of Saying “No”: 3 Steps Towards Healthy Boundaries”
In my practice, I have seen several times how the mother-child (even if the child is already a 40-year old adult) connection can be impacted by the mother experiencing trauma during her pregnancy. Imagine, this fragile little being grew in a body that is filled with anxiety and fear because the mother was not feeling safe, perhaps because she had to hide her pregnancy or she experienced violence.Read more “How the time in our mother’s womb is connected with our life and relationships today”
Let’s face it, 2020 was weird, eccentric, and stretched our minds sometimes a bit too much. With borders closed, our personal life and the way we do business got an involuntary makeover. The challenges of 2020 are likely to stay around. To succeed in your business you absolutely must be at your physical and mental best.Read more “New Year’s resolutions that make you thrive”
Unresolved trauma in the uterus can be a major, yet often overlooked aspect in a woman’s life, and may show as physical discomfort or emotional pain. My experience as a naturopath specialized in trauma, women’s and reproductive health, trauma-aware bodyworker, and birth doula (in training) has often shown me that a combination of the following may be present: somatized trauma (meaning emotional trauma that is stored in the physical body) which may show as digestive and gynecological problems, infertility, feeling numb or unexplained nerve pain, exposure to chronic stress and lack of nourishing resources, unhealthy sexual relationships, anxiety, generally not feeling worthy or good as a woman.
Essential oils are known to have a positive impact on our emotional and physical well-being. In order to benefit from the oils in a safe manner, it is crucial to know how to use them correctly. In my practice, I regularly see damages on the skin as the oils are either applied undiluted on the skin, in the wrong dose (usually not diluted enough) or the wrong oils are applied on an already damaged skin.Read more “How essential oils can positively impact our wellbeing”
Everyone deals with extreme stress in a different way. There is no right or wrong. During the “circuit breaker” period I have seen that those people who have a steady job/cashflow or could move in with family members to save costs tend to enjoy the confinement more than the average person. Same goes for business owners or freelancers who managed to fully jump on their online business and took that to the next level. Well done! Read more “Has the confinement left an unhealthy mark on me or a loved one?”
Have you ever wondered what made you the person you are today or what influence your family’s story had on your life story? Our view on the world as grown-ups is not just defined by what we experienced as children or young adults, but also what happened before we were even born.
It matters what happened to our mothers while they were pregnant with us, how they perceived their pregnancy, and what emotions they felt. If a traumatised body experiences the sensation of feeling calm and safe, the body can find again its balance and deep healing can occur.
Covid-19 has been affecting our everyday life over the past weeks and months. Many of us have been experiencing self-isolation or have a loved one who is currently going through it. Coming from a naturopath’s and psychological perspective, I am sharing some inspiration and own experimental advice on how to deal with the anxiety, poor sleep, and tension. Read more “Living In (Self-) Isolation”
Trying to have a baby can be one of the most challenging experiences a woman or a couple can go through. The extreme emotional pain of not conceiving can cause even more chronic stress of which we already have more than enough in our hectic city life in Singapore, which can further impact your physical and mental health.Read more “The Emotional Pain of Infertility”